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Colorado River, Colorado, Fishing Report - 03/17/17
The stream levels are a little high and likely to continue to rise due to runoff. The
weather is going to be very warm this coming week, melting lots of snow and ice in
the watershed. This is a guess, so be sure to check the levels. Midges and
Blue-winged olives are hatching good.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain next Tuesday and
Wednesday, otherwise clear for the next week. Highs will range from 62 to 71
degrees and lows from 33 to 36 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 693 cfs
Level: 4.67 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 42
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Kremmling
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18/20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the
larger trout. It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike
indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish
the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Midges are hatching and will become more and more important as the water cools.

Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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